Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Bloodhound Books for inviting me on this Blog Tour for Enter the Dark by Chris Thomas.
An anonymous website, a few clicks, and Joe Henderson’s life is changed forever.
‘The Red Room’ is the only place where the inadequacies of a weak justice system are righted and where the line between good and evil becomes blurred. When the lights go up, viewers bid, criminals are punished, and the Brotherhood of the Righteous broadcasts a show like no other.
The room has remained hidden until now, when a video arrives in the inbox of the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit: the torture and killing of a notorious criminal. But outclassed, outplayed, and torn apart by corruption, is there anything Detective Pete Harris and his team can do except watch?
Their only lead may be the room’s latest bidder, Joe Henderson. Because when Joe found the Red Room, it found him too, and now the Brotherhood are watching through the wires, willing to do evil for a righteous cause, to become the men that even monsters are scared of.
As they pull Joe deeper into the dark web, will he find any mercy and any way out? Or will he be the Red Room’s next volunteer?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
I made the mistake of thinking I would have a quick look at this book when I downloaded it one morning and just read the first half page before snapping it shut. I was so excited. This wasn’t a book for daytime but one for the night. It was show time!
When the justice system has become a mockery because it has it’s hands tied or if there is a slip up, some of the most vile people seem to get away with the most horrendous crimes and justice is simply not served. Well it wasn’t until now, but you could say there is a new sheriff in town, well a clown actually so if you have been bad you can try to hide but this spot light will find you but this clown won’t make you laugh.
Joe Henderson was curious, yep he had dabbled in the murky waters when his girlfriend thought he was just ‘surfing the net’ but this time was different, one click and he was in, well along with a few hundred quid as well for the privilege of course. It is one thing getting in but another thing getting out …………………
This is a frighteningly good read because I knew that while I am writing this review up my fingers, if not my bank balance, have the ability to access almost anything I want from anywhere in the world. Chris Thomas brings it all very much to life and made this story one that I wanted to read in the dark evening rather than day time, but I was unable to put it down so stayed up most of the night to complete it. There isn’t a lull, this is page after page of constant tension and edgy full on entertainment.
This book will play with your mind as to who are really the good guys and bad guys. I hope that there is more and that this can be made into a series. A brilliant new author to me that I want to get to know better.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chris Thomas was born near London in 1978 before moving to Buckinghamshire a few months later. He attended the University of Bristol, graduating with a degree in psychology in 1999. It was here that he developed his interest in criminal psychology and serial killers.
After a brief stint working at an investment bank in London, he left the City to work for his wife’s family business, a position he still holds.
Chris is an avid film fan, especially horror, thrillers and dark comedy- something that he tries to blend in his writing. After attending a creative writing course, he gained the confidence to pursue his dream of writing a novel. He self-published his debut novel The Red Room in February 2017 before joining the Bloodhound Books stable and re-releasing the book as Enter The Dark.
Further works are already in the planning, including a sequel to Enter The Dark, which is intended to be even more dark and disturbing!
In his spare time, Chris enjoys karate (holding a black belt) and spending time with his wife and two young daughters.